Colour: Medium brown.
Description: This oak is normally square edged on one face,
with rounded edges (scallops) on the opposite face, where the oak has been
cut from the outside of the tree. Can be bowed with split ends. See pictures
Comment: If you want reclaimed creosoted oak in reasonable condition,
with character & age, then look no further. They'll last for decades,
whether used in landscaping or construction. Although they were originally
creosote treated they have minimal seapage in the summer, so very little unpleasant
sticky tar etc.. Suitable for
steps, decking & other landscaping projects, where the use of creosote
is not a problem.
See 'project photos'
& examples below of these sleepers in use.
Weight: Can be heavy to lift. Approx 170 lb (80 kilos) Bear this in mind
for carrying railway sleepers into position (e.g. the back of a garden). You'll
need at least two fit people. Always take care lifting
Cutting: Quite hard. You'll need a circular saw / chainsaw / powered saw
to cut these railway sleepers.
Attaching / Fixing: Timberlok screws will need a pilot hole & powerful
drill to fasten through this oak